O le tao e alu ma le laufa.

Translation:
The spear has carried off a piece of coconut butt.

Origin:
For the sport of spear throwing (tologa) the butt of the coco palm or a coconut (fa) served as a target. A throw was counted when the spear stuck in the butt or when a piece of bark was carried off.

Upu fa'aaloalo applied to a matai who goes to another village either into retirement or to adopt a new title and who, out of respect, is still occasionally called by his old title.

Related Alagaupu:
O le tao ua tu'ua i le fa.

Applied to an old chief or tulafale whose colleagues have all died; or to a chief who has outstanding wisdom.
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